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78244 Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Requisite(s): ( 78101c Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies)) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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This subject examines the law relating to takeovers of public companies and publicly listed trusts. The subject also covers mergers involving schemes of arrangement under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Key issues relating to regulated acquisitions, acquiring a relevant interest prior to a takeover, disclosure of substantial shareholdings and defensive tactics are considered. The role and powers of the Takeovers Panel during contested acquisitions is examined. Particular issues relating to a range of regulated industries such as telecommunications, broadcasting and financial services as well as foreign investment rules relating to mergers and acquisitions are also discussed. Consequential actions involving compulsory acquisitions and capital restructuring are considered. The role and duties of bidding and target directors is a particular focus of the subject.

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